Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Stromboli
in Italy

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Stromboli can have a low humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 211040
Name: Stromboli
Lat/Lon: 38.789 , 15.213
Event Date: 16 Jul 2019 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 3000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 1000000 people within 100km
Volcanic Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population Exposure Index PEI: 3
Inserted at: 04 Jul 2019 06:45 UTC

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Italy - Volcanic eruption (ECHO 04 Jul 2019)Thu, 04 Jul 2019 13:02

  • Stromboli Volcano (Stromboli Island, Sicily Region) erupted on 3 July at 14.46 UTC, preceded by lava flow at 14:44 UTC. At least two paroxysms explosions were followed by 20 minor explosions.
  • The eruption column is at least 3 km above the summit and moving in a north-eastern direction. After the paroxysmal phase, volcanic activity has decreased. A tsunami of 40 cm was measured in Ginostra following the eruption.
  • As of 4 July, media report that one person died, one has been injured and at least 70 people have been evacuated. A number of fires broke out in several parts of the island due to the fall of magmatic products on the volcano's flanks. 
  • The Municipal Operation Centre of Lipari has been activated and two Italian Canadair were deployed to control the fires.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Stromboli report has been published on 03 Jul 2019 09:41.
INGV reported that during 30 June-2 July activity at Stromboli was characterized by ongoing low-to-medium intensity Strombolian explosions and degassing from multiple vents within the crater terrace. A high-energy explosion from vent C in Area C-S (South Central crater area) was recorded at 2303 on 25 June. The event lasted for about 28 seconds, ejected material that fell onto most of the crater terrace and into the Valle della Luna, and widened the vent. Source: Sezione di Catania - Osservatorio Etneo (INGV)
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 327 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Addio a Camilla, l'asinella sopravvissuta all'eruzione a StromboliTue, 16 Jul 2019 15:44:00 +0200.

È morta Camilla, l'asinella che era riuscita a sopravvivere alla terribile eruzione di Stromboli del 3 luglio 2019. La piccola era stata portata a Lipari per essere curata dai veterinari ma alla fine non ce l'ha fatta: le sue ustioni erano
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Stromboli, decisa accelerazione dell'attività vulcanica: "4-5 volte su ... Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:23:00 +0200.

Le ultime rilevazioni registrano una decisa accelerazione del rilascio di gas su valori molto alti, simili ai valori misurati in corrispondenza dell'eruzione effusiva del 2014.
I parossismi di Stromboli, gli esperti: “Sono le manifestazioni più pe ... Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:46:00 +0200.

L’attività normale e persistente di Stromboli è occasionalmente interrotta da eventi esplosivi improvvisi e di alta energia chiamati parossismi stromboliani. Questi fenomeni – come scrivono Massimo Pompilio, Antonella Bertagnini, Alessio Di
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Eruzione Stromboli, l’INGV risponde a tutte le domande: cosa sono i pa ... Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:40:00 +0200.

A Stromboli, oltre a periodiche eruzioni effusive, ci sono due tipi di attività esplosive. L’attività normale e persistente di Stromboli è occasionalmente interrotta da eventi esplosivi improvvisi e di alta energia chiamati parossismi strom
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (27), (1), INGV (3), WMO (1), INFORM (2),